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9 Mar 2024

Industrial Water: Key Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q1 2024 
Policymakers in Florida, Maryland, and North Carolina are taking legislative steps to target sources of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination (primarily industrial facilities) and their impacts on surface bodies and wastewater treatment plants. These policies, if enacted, signal opportunities for water and wastewater treatment technology companies with specialties in emerging contaminants like PFAS.

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American States, IOUs Target Military Water Contracts 

On 12 July 2016, American States Utility Services was awarded a US$510 million military services contract with the U.S. Air Force.  Bluefield analyzes impact...
1 Aug. 2016
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.

U.S. Investor-Owned Water Utilities, M&A Deals and Trends, Q4 2017 

Through Q3 2017, more than US$263 million of IOU acquisitions for 62 deals have been completed. American Water completed three tuck-in acquisitions. Texas and Pennsylvania continue...
15 Oct. 2017
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How Widespread are Municipal Water Utility Buy-backs? 

The Town of Milford, Massachusetts is acquiring its water company--privately-held Milford Water Company for US$63 million. At the center of municipal utility buy-backs
6 Aug. 2017
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.

Declining Construction Spend Raises Questions for Water Sector 

In September 2017, the U.S. Census’ monthly construction report further highlighted a downward trajectory in water supply and sewage and waste disposal spend. This negative...
20 Nov. 2017
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.

Municipalities Monetizing Water, Wastewater Assets Under FMV Legislation 

On 1 November 2017, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission unanimously approved the US$159 million sale of the wastewater system owned by the Municipal Authority of...
13 Dec. 2017
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.

Outsiders Angling for Stakes in U.S. Water Market 

The increased focus on U.S. water infrastructure is attracting industry outsiders to the water industry — exploring paths for market entry. Successful entrants have carved-out...
23 Mar. 2017
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Do Fair Market Value Policies Drive Water & Wastewater Utility Acquisitions? 

Bluefield has tracked approximately 130 system acquisitions, annually, of which only a share have been executed using Fair Market Value (FMV). Despite being adopted in...
25 Jan. 2021
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Market-Based Opportunities for Private Water Players: U.S. Military Service Contracts 

Once dominated by a few select players, military service contracts now offer market-based opportunities for private water companies. While investor-owned utilities in the U.S. rely heavily...
14 Nov. 2016
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U.S. Investor-Owned Utilities M&A Update: 2013 – Q3 2016 

More than US$448 million of acquisitions for 25 deals have been completed through the first three quarters of this year
10 Nov. 2016
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U.S. Investor-Owned Utilities Quarterly M&A Update 

More than US$384 million of IOU acquisitions across 20 deals have been completed so far in 2016. This year is already on track to surpass...
21 Jul. 2016
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